Archive for February, 2012

  • Triumph On The River: Outward Bound Veterans

    February 3, 2012 by Dan Black
    There is clarity here—found in the crystal blue glacier water and up along the golden ridges and swaying pines separating land from sky. It also emerges from the words and playful anticipation of those who have arrived—out of uniform—to canoe the braided channels and rapids...
  • Canadian Special Forces in the News

    February 2, 2012 by Adam Day
    Canada’s rarely-heard-from Special Operations Forces have popped up in the news a bit recently. Allan Woods of the Toronto Star has just today revealed the behind-the-scenes story of the new Special Ops base being built near CFB Trenton. While the new base reportedly intends to...
  • Tecumseh museum proposed

    February 2, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    A  group in southern Ontario is raising money to build an eight-acre outdoor museum to celebrate Chief Tecumseh , a First Nations hero of the War of 1812. The Friends of the Tecumseh Monument have plans for a $4 million interpretive centre at the site...
  • Time machine to the Second World War

    February 2, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    The Army News website offers a peek into history with upbeat newsreel footage form the Second World War. Time Machine features newsreels covering soldiers on the ground, ships at sea, planes in the air.  Other topics include women in uniform, using pigeons for communications, what happens...
  • Lt.-Col. John McCrae,Nov. 30, 1872-Jan 28, 1918

    February 1, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    The gentle physician, poet and artist from Guelph, Ont., was an experienced soldier when he met his death overseas.  He had served during the Boer War, but nothing could prepare him, or anyone, for the horrors of the battles of the First World War. McCrae...
  • Letters From Bill – Aug. 4, 1944

    February 1, 2012 by Dan Black
    Dear Mrs. Cameron, I am the padre in this hospital where your son is a patient. He has already written you by ordinary mail, and I suggested to him that I write to you to let you know how he is getting along. He has...
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